Today in 1920, singer and actress Peggy Lee was born. Peggy Lee was a huge part of Lady and the Tramp. Lee served as the speaking and singing voices of Darling, Peg and the cats Si and Am. Lee also co-wrote all of the songs in the movie with Francis “Sonny” Burke. Visit Pop Century resort where there are some giant statues of Lady and Tramp. We’ll see you there June 23.
I am one year older than Bob (Bobcat) Goldthwait as he was born on this date in 1962. Bobcat is one of my favorite comedians. I like guys who are just… a… little… off. Bobcat has a great act and he has been able to adapt it to several Disney roles. Goldthwait was Pain in Hercules, and has voiced parts in Lilo & Stitch: The Series and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. We are going to eat breakfast at Ohana’s in June but any meal there is good and, at breakfast, you also get to meet Lilo and Stitch.
1911: The first Indie 500 auto race is run. Visit the Richard Petty Driving Experience at WDW.
1913: Peter Cushing was born in England. A great horror movie actor, Cushing has starred in Dracula, Star Wars and Dr. Who. Visit the England Pavilion at EPCOT. Maybe they’ll have some Dr. Who stuff by now.
1919: Jay Silverheels was born. Silverheels is the famous Tonto from the Lone Ranger shows. You know the Johnny Depp version is on its way.
1944: Verden Allen, keyboardist for Mott the Hoople was born. I have already expressed my love for Mott and they are back together this fall for a tour of England. Since we’re already in the England Pavilion, honor Mott and Verden as well.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.